Anything available that can read Microsoft .MDB files from Python?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Mon Mar 19 20:20:12 CET 2007


John Nagle schrieb:
>   I'm looking for something that can read .MDB files, the format
> Microsoft Access uses, from Python.  I need to do this on
> Linux, without using Microsoft tools.  I just need to read
> the files once, so I can load the tables into another database.
> Speed isn't an issue, and I don't need to access the file in
> database fashion.  The files are too big to read into RAM all at once,
> though.
> 
>   I tried "MDBtools", but the only (last) release was
> a pre-release three years ago, and I've encountered
> many build problems trying to make it work on Fedora
> Core 6.

I was just gonna suggest it. Under ubuntu, it works easy as cake, and 
converts the mdb nicely to some CSV-files.

I think you should really try and make it work.

Diez



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